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Q3 CalWEP All-Member (Plenary) Meeting

September 20, Hosted by San Jose Water

Published on Wednesday, June 14, 2017


All-Member (Plenary) Meeting

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

10:00am - 3:00pm
San Jose Water Company
1221A South Bascom Avenue   
San Jose, CA 95128

Our next membership meeting will be Wednesday, September 20 at the San Jose Water Company.  Please put this on your calendar and plan to attend in person.  We are strongly urging everyone to join us on site for two reasons:  1) We want to have an open membership discussion of the AWE affiliation recommendations, which are an important strategic change for the partnership; and 2) We are reinstating the former plenary tradition of having great keynote speakers and panelists. For September we have a truly killer keynote speaker confirmed:  Jamie Workman of AquaShares will open the meeting and reprise his international keynote talk that he gave at the Efficient2017 conference in Bath, England.  This will be a very interesting presentation about the customer conservation credits trading platform that he is building in Sonoma County at the Valley of the Moon Water District.  This awesome keynote talk should not be missed!
 
See you in San Jose on Wednesday September 20!
 
Please click here to see Jamie Workman's bio.

For more information, please contact Michael Walker

Highlights

  • WaterSMART Program: Drought Funding Opportunities for 2018

  • The Bureau of Reclamation’s WaterSMART Program released funding opportunities for 2018.  Both funding opportunities focus on solving issues related to drought in the Western United States.
  • FOA BOR-DO-18-F007 provides up to $200,000 financial support for applicants that need to develop or update a drought contingency plan.  Projects that develop a new Drought Contingency Plan or update an existing Drought Contingency Plan are eligible for funding.  The deadline for this funding opportunity is February 7, 2018, at 4:00 PM, Mountain Standard Time.  Applications can be submitted electronically at https://www.grants.gov/applicants/apply-for-grants.html, or via physical mail.  For questions, please email Mr. Kevin Connolly.
  • FOA BOR-DO-18-F008 provides two different funding groups for projects that will increase water management flexibility and improve the resiliency of water resources throughout the West.  Drought resiliency projects mitigate the effects of drought by increasing the reliability of water supplies, improving water management, and providing benefits for fish, wildlife, and the environment.  In Funding Group I, the federal government will fund up to $300,000 per agreement for a project completed within two (2) years of the initial funding date.  In Funding Group II, the federal government will fund up to $750,000 per agreement for a project completed within two (2) years of the initial funding date.  The deadline for this funding opportunity is February 13, 2018, at 4:00 PM, Mountain Standard Time.  Applications can be submitted electronically at https://www.grants.gov/applicants/apply-for-grants.html, or via physical mail.  For questions, please email Mr. Josh German.